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  1. snakes

    Snakes are elongated, limbless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes . Like all other squamates, snakes are ectothermic, amniote vertebrates covered in overlapping scales. Many species of snakes have skulls with several more joints than their lizard ancestors, enabling them to swallow prey much larger than their heads (cranial kinesis). To accommodate their narrow bodies, snakes' paired organs (such as kidneys) appear one in front of the other instead of side by side, and most have only one functional lung. Some species retain a pelvic girdle with a pair of vestigial claws on either side of the cloaca. Lizards have evolved elongate bodies without limbs or with greatly reduced limbs about twenty-five times independently via convergent evolution, leading to many lineages of legless lizards. These resemble snakes, but several common groups of legless lizards have eyelids and external ears, which snakes lack, although this rule is not universal (see Amphisbaenia, Dibamidae, and Pygopodidae). Living snakes are found on every continent except Antarctica, and on most smaller land masses; exceptions include some large islands, such as Ireland, Iceland, Greenland, the Hawaiian archipelago, and the islands of New Zealand, as well as many small islands of the Atlantic and central Pacific oceans. Additionally, sea snakes are widespread throughout the Indian and Pacific oceans. Around thirty families are currently recognized, comprising about 520 genera and about 3,900 species. They range in size from the tiny, 10.4 cm-long (4.1 in) Barbados threadsnake to the reticulated python of 6.95 meters (22.8 ft) in length. The fossil species Titanoboa cerrejonensis was 12.8 meters (42 ft) long. Snakes are thought to have evolved from either burrowing or aquatic lizards, perhaps during the Jurassic period, with the earliest known fossils dating to between 143 and 167 Ma ago. The diversity of modern snakes appeared during the Paleocene epoch (c. 66 to 56 Ma ago, after the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event). The oldest preserved descriptions of snakes can be found in the Brooklyn Papyrus. Most species of snake are nonvenomous and those that have venom use it primarily to kill and subdue prey rather than for self-defense. Some possess venom that is potent enough to cause painful injury or death to humans. Nonvenomous snakes either swallow prey alive or kill by constriction.

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  1. Snakes

    Snakes is an update to the classic Snake game from Nokia. It is freely downloadable from the Nokia N-Gage website, and can be copied to another N-Gage handset via Bluetooth. A new version is now available as an embedded game on most N-series smartphones from Nokia, e.g. Nokia N95.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Snakes

    Limbless REPTILES of the suborder Serpentes.

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  1. snakes

    A tribe of North American Indians inhabiting the country between the Sierra Nevada and the Rocky Mountains, and from Idaho southward into Utah. They have generally been peaceable; but they collided with the whites on several occasions, which resulted disastrously for them, several of their bands being almost annihilated. Treaties were formed with them on several occasions between 1863 and 1868, and attempts have been made to place them upon reservations. All the property of a dead Shoshone is buried with him, and formerly his favorite wife and horse were killed over the corpse. In 1870 they numbered about 4000 souls.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of snakes in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of snakes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of snakes in a Sentence

  1. Margaret Hunter:

    We set out to investigate the Burmese python in the Everglades to help provide information for management and conservation agencies…we found 13 of the 400 snakes that we analyzed had portions of Indian python within their genome.

  2. An Adani source:

    We always had plans for the ornamental snakes and lizards found there.

  3. Brian Wood:

    Brian Wood holds an alligator head as he wears a mask made from an invasive Florida python snake in his workshop in Dania, Fla on April 8. (Charles Trainor, Jr./Miami Herald via AP) CROCODILES FLOOD MEXICAN BEACH CLOSED TO TOURISTS BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS A 10-foot snake could make as many as 10 masks, according to Wood. People are telling me they want to buy 5, 12 of these masks, so Ill definitely be buying snakes from local hunters.

  4. Casey Holliday:

    Dinosaurs are like modern-day birds, crocodiles and lizards in that they inherited particular joints in their skulls from fish ball and socket joints, much like peoples hip joints that seem to lend themselves, but not always, to movement like in snakes, when you put a lot of force on things, theresa tradeoff between movement and stability. Birds and lizards have more movement but less stability.

  5. Heather MacIntosh:

    My favorite X-rays are definitely the snakes. Humans have 33 vertebrae while snakes have between 200 and 400, which is how theyre so incredibly agile its amazing to see it on screen.

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